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Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I haven't stayed in a motel for over 20 years, and I didn't know how much I missed them.
Living in europe, you get used to checking in to a hotel, asking if there is parking anywhere in the area and then spending 30 minutes trying to find somewhere to leave the car where it won't get burned by rioters. Compared to that, the motel experience is pure heaven. We checked in, we parked in front of our room, no hassle with our bags.
We didn't use the pool (because winter) and I skipped the room service breakfast (because local bakery) but everything else about this motel is exactly the way I remember the experience to be. I like motels!
We also got the advice to drive up to Mariner's Lookout, great view. Thanks for the tip.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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ApolloBayMotel, Owner at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Fxhero,
Thank you for your reflection and sharing your trip down memory lane. I am glad our convenient parking was helpful for your stay. There are many options for breakfast at the bakery and cafes just a few minutes walk from us. For future reference, we source our breads including the fruit and nut loaf for our breakfasts from the local Apollo Bay Bakery. We also source our milk from a local dairy - Apostle Whey Cheese.
It is great you had time to fit in a drive up to Mariner's Lookout.
We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Apollo Bay.
Kind regards
Robyn

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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Just awesome service so friendly and helpful I will recommend this great hotel
We are interstate visitors on a road trip and we could not have asked for better help thanks so much the maps and the great knowledge of the local area has made our stopover awesome

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Elizabeth G
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ApolloBayMotel, Manager at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Dear Elizabeth G,
Thank you for your lovely feedback and we are glad your enjoyed your awesome stay with us.
We hope the rest of your trip was as great and look forward to seeing you on your next Great Ocean road and Otways adventure.
Thank you, Matthew (Manager)

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The hotel is very conveniently located in Apollo Bay for the shops and amenities. You can park right outside the ground floor rooms so you can easily unload your baggage. The only negative comments are that the soundproofing is poor and you can hear your neighbours. There was also the noise from several lorries delivering goods to nearby shops in the early morning. Otherwise, well-serviced, immaculate rooms.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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ApolloBayMotel, Owner at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Dear thefrances2016,
Thank you for taking the time to provide your considered feedback. I am glad our location was convenient for your stay.
I hope you are enjoying the rest of your travels.
Kind regards
Robyn (Owner / Operator)



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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Not our usual choice of accommodation, but a good one. Walked in to reserve at a good rate.

Clean room, nice comfortable bed and close to several good eateries.

Ideal stopover on the way from Millicent to Melbourne...Recommended.

Room Tip: Ground floor room , so much easier if like us you have heavy luggage.
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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ApolloBayMotel, Owner at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear Blizz-Whizz,

Thank you so much for the great feedback. Glad you enjoyed your different choice of accommodation. Look forward to seeing you again when you are looking for the stopover.
kind regards
Robyn
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The rooms are good but the surroundings are not exciting although it is relatively centrally located and there are several good restaurants withing easy walking distance. As always during our six weeks in Australia, we only met very friendly and helpful staff. The room was well equipped.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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ApolloBayMotel, Manager at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Dear BjornVienna,
Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel.
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our central location suited you well. We have 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained apartments which may suit your needs for longer stays.
Travel well and thank you.
Regards, Matthew (Manager)

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Agree with other reviewer that this is a very average old style motel. This is really grim if your surroundings are important to you. Clean. Tiny rooms but well equipped. Shower had to be seen to be believed, was it really a 1950s relic?

Do not believe the photo shown, goodness knows how they got it to look Iike that. The "swimming pool" is in the middle of the car park and looks very much like something associated with electricity production

DO NOT HAVE BREAKFAST HERE. Our breakfast was just like an airplane meal, everything was prepackaged even the cutlery and the bread to make toast!

Has guest laundry which is useful.

The hugely redeeming feature was the amazing guy on reception, who was efficient and helpful in practical ways as well as suggesting we visit Red Rock near Colac. Which is beautiful, 360 degree views over lakes and countryside and well worth a small detour but we didn't want to continue along the coast road to the 12 apostles anyway.

Room Tip: There are no good rooms
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank jsmw10
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ApolloBayMotel, Manager at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2017

Dear jsmw10,

We are sorry that you feel that your stay was not us to your expectations. We are a 3.5 star independently rated property and we work hard to make each guest have the best stay possible. We are glad you enjoyed the Red Rock's views.

Regards,
Matthew (Manager)

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I arrived for an overnight stay for our anniversary, we were in room 216 right under the stairs, next to the laundry room (10am-6pm) and only metres from the pub next door so had a small amount of noise but nothing too concerning and we had the best nights sleep we've had in a long time.
The beds are so comfortable, very clean and top quality linen made for one luxurious sleep! The towels are very soft and absorbent too. Everything was clean and in order.
Check in and out was friendly and efficient. Will recommend! Thank you for the lovely stay.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank beck_dave
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ApolloBayMotel, Manager at Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Dear beck_dave,
Thank you very much for your lovely review and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
We are thrilled you had a the best night sleep on our pillow top king bed.
We look forward to having you stay with us again soon.
Regards, Matthew.

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Additional Information about Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments

Address: 2 Moore St, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3233, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Apollo Bay
Price Range: $130 - $310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Apollo Bay Motel and Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Apollo Bay Motel is 50m from the Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay beach foreshore. Take a walk along the beach or in Beech Forest at the Otway Fly Tree Top Walk, a game of golf overlooking the bay, a helicopter ride over the Twelve Apostles and Shipwreck Coast or catch your breath at the top of the Cape Otway Lighthouse. We are just under 2 hours from Avalon Airport and 2 hours 40 minutes from Melbourne's Tullamarine International Airport. Best Western Apollo Bay Motel offers motel and spacious apartment-style accommodation with reverse-cycle air conditioning, cable TV and free unlimited wireless Internet, tea and coffee making facilities, toaster, mini bar, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Additional facilities include free off street parking, reception internet kiosk, printing facilities, swimming pool, BBQ and guest laundry. Continental and cooked breakfast is available to your room. Breakfast for Coach and tour groups is available in our breakfast room by prior arrangement. Charge back for meals available. From your mini-bar, enjoy the great selection of local boutique brewed beer and cider from Prickly Moses, wines from along the Great Ocean Road Coast - Long Boards, and North East Victoria - Morrisons of Glenrowan and sparkling wine from Amulet, Beechworth. Enjoy either in the comfort of your room, or by the courtyard pool. Accepted credit cards include: MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Union Pay. No fees apply. ... more   less 
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